Matthew Renko

PNB Corps de Ballet

Matthew Renko © Angela Sterling

Matthew Renko is from Tampa, Florida. He studied at Columbia Conservatory of Dance, North Carolina School of the Arts with Warren Conover, Kee-Juan Han, and Melissa Hayden, and on scholarship at the School of American Ballet. He became an apprentice with New York City Ballet in 2007 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2008. In 2009, he joined the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Mr. Renko joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2011.

At New York City Ballet, Mr. Renko performed featured roles in Balanchine’s The Nutcracker and Jerome Robbins’ Watermill. With the Suzanne Farrel Ballet, he performed leading and featured roles in Balanchine’s La Sonnambula and La Source and Paul Mejia’s Eight by Adler.

Mr. Renko has choreographed for the School of American Ballet Student Choreography Workshop and the New York Choreographic Institute.

Leading Roles

George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck) and Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée, Molissa Fenley’s State of Darkness, Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Wolf), Kent Stowell’s Cinderella (Evil Sprite), and Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less, and he originated a leading role in Alejandro Cerrudo’s Memory Glow.

Featured Roles

Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana and Nutcracker.

Photos of Matthew Renko


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